Kathmandu University is an autonomous, non-profit, privately managed public institution dedicated to maintain high standards of academic excellence. Department of Civil Engineering was initiated from 2009 A.D. focusing mainly on hydropower development. Nepal being a country with great potential for hydropower, the department has been focusing on the stream since the beginning. For hydropower, underground structures are a crucial component, especially in the mountainous country like Nepal. With this view, the Rock Mechanics and Underground Structure Laboratory in Kathmandu University aims in providing qualitative knowledge through several laboratory tests and researches.